Coalition voters asked about energy policy, Adani subsidies

ReachTEL polling for The Australia Institute of Dickson, the seat held by Peter Dutton, has shown strong support for Labor’s renewable energy target and opposition to government backing of the Adani coal mine.  

Polling of the marginal Queensland electorate showed very strong opposition to subsidies going to the Adani Carmichael mine project. [FULL RESULTS IN ATTACHEMENT BELOW]

Question: Do you support or oppose taxpayer subsidies going towards the Adani Carmichael mine project in northern Queensland?

 

Total

LNP

Labor

Greens

One Nation

Other

Und

Support

17.5%

23.6%

10.9%

2.9%

27.0%

14.8%

12.5%

Oppose

60.6%

44.2%

68.7%

92.6%

58.2%

77.8%

62.5%

Don’t know/Not sure

21.9%

32.2%

20.4%

4.4%

14.8%

7.4%

25.0%

When asked where government subsidies in energy should go, renewable projects had the highest support, followed by battery and storage projects, with coal and gas the least popular options. (results below)  

“This is a Coalition seat, in Queensland, and the opposition to subsidising Adani is strong across all age groups and political parties,” Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist said.   

“Across a range of issues in the energy debate, one thing is clear to the Australian people – renewables, rather than coal, are the future.  

“Those calling for the financial backing for Adani and other coal projects, are not only out of touch with economic reality and global trends, but also with the views of voters,” Oquist said.

Question: In your opinion, if the government is going use taxpayers’ money to subsidise building new energy projects, would you prefer it subsidised…?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

New large-scale renewable energy infrastructure

39.2%

41.3%

36.9%

64.9%

47.3%

40.8%

25.1%

New coal-fired power stations

14.9%

9.4%

20.7%

10.5%

8.9%

13.2%

22.1%

Battery and energy storage

19.2%

17.7%

20.7%

15.8%

21.3%

18.9%

19.1%

Gas-fired power stations

11.3%

10.7%

11.9%

3.5%

8.9%

11.3%

14.9%

Don’t know/Not sure

15.4%

20.9%

9.7%

5.3%

13.6%

15.8%

18.7%


Question:
Do you support or oppose using taxpayers’ money to subsidise the building of new coalfired power stations?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

26.7%

20.3%

33.4%

12.3%

24.9%

26.8%

31.9%

Oppose

55.8%

57.8%

53.8%

78.9%

60.9%

55.5%

46.8%

Don’t know/Not sure

17.5%

21.9%

12.7%

8.8%

14.2%

17.7%

21.3%

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